Articles about Security

iOS 13.4 Bug Is Breaking VPN Data Encryption Features
One of the main purposes of using VPNs is to protect your identity and also keeping your data encrypted. However, it seems that due to a bug in iOS 13.4, it looks like the latest update is breaking data encryption for VPNs, essentially rendering them (kind of) useless and defeating the whole point of using them.

Apple’s Next-Gen Apple Watch Could Feature Touch ID
The thing with patents is that you never know if the patent was created for companies to protect their ideas, or if it is actually something they are working on. Earlier this year, a patent from 2018 was discovered in which Apple filed for a patent for an Apple Watch that comes with Touch ID built into the digital crown.

Malware-Laden Fake Best Buy USB Drives Are Being Sent Out In The Mail
If you happen to receive a letter from Best Buy that comes with a free USB drive inside of it, don’t rejoice just yet. This is because according to a report from Trustwave, it seems that these USB drives are filled with malware that could hijack your computer if you were to insert it into your PC.

Apple Could Bring Face ID To Future MacBooks And iMacs
While Touch ID has been used in Apple’s iPhones and iPads for several years, it took Apple a while before the feature was brought over to its MacBooks. Apple later switched to Face ID, so we imagine that it wouldn’t be entirely out of the question for the company to introduce a similar feature to its computers as well.

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Microsoft To Temporarily Pause All Non-Security Windows Updates
Microsoft has announced that starting in May 2020, they will be hitting the pause button on all non-security related Windows updates. According to the company, this is because they are looking to create as little disruptions as possible, especially in these trying times where more people are being forced to work from home to curb the coronavirus spread.

Microsoft Warns Of Windows Exploits That Are Actively Being Attacked
From time to time, new security holes and exploits are discovered in software. This is because there is simply no such thing as the perfect code, where there will always be ways in which certain features and functions can be exploited. Unfortunately for Windows 10 users, it seems that there are currently a couple of vulnerabilities in Windows 10 that are being actively exploited.

Future iPhone Displays Can Encrypt Content From Busybodies
No one likes having someone else, especially a stranger, look over their shoulder when they’re using their phones or computers. This is particularly true if you’re working on something that might contain private or sensitive information that shouldn’t be seen by non-authorized personnel.

Newly-Discovered Vulnerability Could Affect AMD CPUs Up To 9 Years Ago
The other day it was reported that a new vulnerability for Intel’s chipsets had been found, and that these vulnerabilities are essentially unpatchable due the fact it has been hardcoded into the CPU itself. For AMD users who think that they might be safe, think again because that does not appear to be the case.

New Intel Chip Flaw Discovered, Might Be Unpatchable
A couple of years ago, a pretty huge flaw was discovered amongst Intel’s chipsets. While it looks like things might have smoothed over since, it looks like a new flaw has been discovered, and this time what makes this particular flaw so dangerous is the fact that it apparently unpatchable.

Shark Tank Host Got Phished Out Of $400,000
Phishing scams are pretty common but for the most part, email service providers such as Gmail typically do a good job at filtering them out. However, it seems that Shark Tank host Barbara Corcoran recently fell prey to such a scam, which resulted in her potentially losing $400,000 after an erroneous wire transfer.

Mozilla Makes DNS Over HTTPS The Default For Firefox Users
If you’re someone who places high priority when it comes to protecting their privacy on the internet, then you might want to consider switching to Mozilla’s Firefox browser, that is if you aren’t using it already. This is because in the latest update to the browser, Mozilla has enabled DNS over HTTPS by default for users who are living in the US.

Microsoft To Bring Its Antivirus App To iOS And Android Devices
On the mobile front, Microsoft hasn’t done quite as well as the competition. Instead, the company has opted to try and take on the mobile industry through software, where they have released apps for both iOS and Android devices. Now it looks like Microsoft will be expanding on that with its antivirus software.

This Mask Protects You From The Coronavirus While Supporting Face ID
It has been suggested that wearing a face mask is one of the ways you can protect yourself from the coronavirus outbreak. However, the problem with face masks is that it interferes with the way we use our phones, especially iPhones that rely on Face ID to unlock as Apple has designed it so that it cannot be beaten by masks.

Mozilla Brings Its Firefox VPN Service Onto Android
There are plenty of VPN options available on mobile devices, but if you’re looking for an alternative, you might be interested to learn that Mozilla has since released its VPN app for mobile devices. However, it should be noted that as it stands, it is currently in closed beta so you’ll need an invite to use it, at least for now.